Associate Dean for Research William Kepler Whiteford Professor of Bioengineering
David A. Vorp, PhD is the William Kepler Whiteford Professor of Bioengineering, with secondary appointments in the Departments of Cardiothoracic Surgery, and Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. He received both his BS and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Swanson School of Engineering in 1986 and 1992, respectively. Dr. Vorp began his academic career in 1992 after joining the faculty of the Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, where he built an internationally-renowned NIH-funded research program. He has been an integral part of the Department of Bioengineering since its founding in 1996, and served as its graduate program chair from 2001-2009. He also serves as the founding Director for the Center for Vascular Remodeling and Regeneration, and is Co-Director of the Center for Medical Innovation.